Northern Lights Photo Gallery
January 2009
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Summary: A series of minor solar wind streams hit Earth's magnetic field in late January, sparking Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. See also December 2008.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Jan. 31, 2009
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With an almost clear sky, we went on in Sugluk Inlet to watch the best northern lights of January 2009.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, f3.5, ISO 800, 4-8 sec. exp.

Lance Parrish,
Skiland, Alaska 20 miles NE of Fairbanks
Jan. 29, 2009
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Although the aurora display was mildly active, it was not sufficiently bright to warrant going outside to take pictures. Therefore, we were not prepared for first rocket launch from Poker Flat Research Station approximately 25 miles NE of Fairbanks shortly before 1 am local time, so when the second rocket was launched shortly after the first, I took the pictures hand held through the window, which explains the lousy quality and double track of the rocket in the second picture.

Photo details: Nikon D3 14-28 f2.8. ISO 1600 @ 5 Seconds.

Fredrik Broms,
Kvaløya, Norway
Jan. 27, 2009
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Photo details: Nikon D3, Nikkor 20mm, 8 sec exposure

Therese van Nieuwenhoven,
In Laukvik on the beach, Lofoten, Norway
Jan. 20, 2009
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Due to the low magnetic activity, the northern lights were only visible at the northern horizon. But for our guests who were visiting our polarlightcenter it was like a gift.

Photo details: Canon D400, 25 sec. F.3.5 Asa 1600

Yuichi Takasaka,
Near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Jan. 18, 2009
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The Aurora forecast was good this weekend according to the, so I booked flights to Yukon to test out Canon EOS 5D MarkII. Most parts of the skies were clear from time to time, I concentrated to photograph Milky Way along with Aurora. EF15mm/2.8 Fisheye lens

more images:
Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis